Chronology of gay events in the late 20th century. 1969: Stonewall riots and the creation of militant gay groups. 1976: Rev. Troy Perry remembers the first Christopher St. West parade of 1970. 1977: Anita Bryant reacts against Dade County's ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexuality. Briggs Initiative designated to dismiss any homosexual from a teaching position. The adoption of sexual preference resolution at the Houston Conference. Jan. 1978: Milk sworn in as SF supervisor. Word Is Out premieres at FilmEx. Anita Bryant spreads her mission, April 1978, St. Paul. Briggs begins his crusade at SF in 1978. Wichita, May 9. May 23: Eugene, OR puts gay rights vote to voters. June 7: Anti-Briggs campaign fundraiser in Santa Monica. Briggs' concession. Nov. 1978: Milk's assassination. Funeral for Milk and Moscone. Speeches and reactions to Milk's death. Produced by Greg Gordon.
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